When individuals reach a certain age, their driving abilities change. Due to such changes, they are a higher risk for accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2011, individuals over the age of 65 made up 17% of traffic fatalities and 8% of all individuals injured in traffic crashes. The video below, produced by the NHTSA, gives some tips for older drivers to keep them safe and to know when the right time is to stop driving.
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